Colorful Scorpion Fish Debut at NY Aquarium

The scorpion fish is one of the most venomous fish.

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    Scorpion fish come in a variety of colors.

    The New York aquarium has added one of the most colorful fish species -- and also among the most poisonous -- to its exotic marine life exhibit in Brooklyn.
     
    Native to the Indo-Pacific, scorpion fish can be found in a wide range of bright colors, including orange, green, lavender and blue.

    The scorpion fish is one of the most venomous fish. It uses its venomous dorsal spines to protect against predators. The sting usually results in a reaction similar to that of a bee sting and is generally not fatal in humans. 

    The new scorpion fish can be found in the aquarium’s Explore the Shore exhibit.

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